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Aberdeen No 1 Lighthouse Cottages - three bedrooms


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Accommodation Description

This very special three bedroomed cottage is in a majestic position inside the walled compound of the historic Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse.  Just a few steps away, across the shared courtyard, is the still-working 130 ft lighthouse tower (now operated remotely). Every night it sends its rotating beam out to sea to safeguard shipping - In Salutem Omnium (For the Safety of All).

You will be staying in one of the original Principal Lighthouse Keeper's cottage built in 1833 with many period features including working window shutters. Even the brass door hinges are originals and stamped NL (Northern Lighthouse). It was designed by the famous Robert Stevenson grandfather of the author Robert Louis Stevenson.

The coastal location is superb on a headland south of Aberdeen harbour and a prominent landmark when arriving in Aberdeen by air, train or ferry. It is only a ten minute drive from the centre of Aberdeen and also convenient for the business areas of Altens and Tullos.

Aberdeen city centre (including Aberdeen's newest shopping and leisure mall), railway station, ferry and harbour are only two miles away.

The property has been recently upgraded and professionally interior designed.

The surrounding area is a true natural beauty spot with the dramatic coastline forming part of the District Wildlife Site. The surrounding cliffs attract a wide range of wild birds, bottlenose and white dolphins which are a popular site swimming up and down the coast. In fact the nearby mouth of Aberdeen harbour is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins.

Balnagask public golf links is in walking distance and shares the headland with the lighthouse. It has 18 and 9 hole courses and pitch and putt.

The accommodation is equipped with TV with Sky channels, DVD, free WiFi, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer and premium capsule coffee machine. All towels and bed linen are included. There is a large (1 acre) walled shared grassed area.

The lighthouse has a Grade A listing with Historic Scotland as a building of Architectural/Historic interest.

Our accommodation has a Visit Scotland 4 star accreditation.

Offering a friendly, professional service, our team is dedicated to making sure your stay is comfortable.


Accommodation on a single (ground) floor consisting of: hallway, sitting room with a wood burning stove (fuel provided), dining kitchen, two double bedrooms, twin bedroom, bathroom with separate shower, LPG central heating, double glazing, garden area to the front, weekly clean and linen change, all bills included, parking, WiFi broadband, Sky TV package.All towels and bed linen are included.

Sitting room: Comfortable seating options and fireplace with wood burning stove (fuel provided)

Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen with an eating area, you will also find a washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and premium capsule coffee machine.

Three Bedrooms: Two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom

Generous wardrobe space, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, premium bed linen

Bathroom: bath with separate shower,

General: Parking available, large outdoor grassed space, coastal location.

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Recent guest comments

August 2017

" Such a lovely place and views (of dolphins too), we had a great stay in this phenomenal cottage."

August 2017

" The cottage is absolutley perfect"

August 2016

"Really enjoyed our stay in this unique location. We loved the cottage;warm welcoming and lovely decor. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated."

June 2016

"Such a lovely place to stay. We have had a wondeful week in Aberdeen even though the weather was not on our side. If I ever go the Aberdeen again, I would absolutely stay here and would recommend it to friends."

June 2016

"Wonderful stay, brilliant location in a most comfortable cottage, user friendly and welcoming. Seeing the dolphins in the harbour was an added bonus. Would love to come back."

Travel Times

Railway Station

Car: 10 minutes

Aberdeen Airport

Car: 25 minutes

Aberdeen City Centre

Car: 10 minutes

The area

Girdleness Lighthouse

The cottage is located inside the original lighthouse compound on a headland south of Aberdeen harbour.

Postcode: AB11 8QX